Disposing Clause Law and Legal Definition

Article IV, Section3, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution is popularly known as disposing clause. It grants Congress the power to dispose of property belonging to the federal government. It says that “Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular state.”